By Jaan Kross
The moment half in an epic ancient trilogy - The Estonian solution to Wolf Hall - through the nation's maximum glossy author
The yr is 1563, and via any account Balthasar Russow may be stated to have risen on this planet. clean from his experiences within the German city of Stetten, he has assumed the function as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. furthermore, he's betrothed to a maiden of the city - a lot to the chagrin of her father, who has no desire to welcome peasant inventory to the relatives while there isn't any scarcity of upstanding younger German males - and is poised to start the chronicle that would determine his eternal fame.
But tribulations nonetheless anticipate the now not-quite-young Pastor - Livonia continues to be laid low with international powers, with Tallinn braced to resist a chronic Muscovite siege. And he'll detect that marriage is usually a battlefield in itself.
Translated from the Estonian via Merike Beecher
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